A farmer’s plan to stop the town’s children from stealing watermelons from his field backfired after the kids devised a counter-plot.
A farmer who owned a watermelon plantation enjoyed an excellent yield from his farm. However, he had a pressing concern as the local kids kept sneaking into his farm at night to steal the watermelons.
This went on for months. Finally, the disturbed farmer came up with a plan to tackle the nuisance posed by the children. He constructed a signpost and hung at the entrance to the field where the kids were sure to find it.
The children showed up, as usual, that night, and sure enough, spotted the sign which read:
“Warning! One of the watermelons in this field has been injected with cyanide.”
The children left the field without taking any of the farm produce. Determined to get back at the farmer for his audacity, they decided to make their own sign and post next to the farmer’s signpost.
Upon returning the next morning, the farmer noticed his watermelons were untouched, to his relief. However, before he could celebrate his victory, he sighted the sign next to his, which read:
“Now, there are two!”
A MAN AND HIS WIFE WERE DRIVING THROUGH A COUNTRY LANE
Two people on their way to visit a friend became trapped in a muddy patch while driving through a country lane.
A man and his wife were driving down a country lane on their way to visit a friend when their car encountered a muddy patch.
The vehicle ended up trapped in the dirt, and the couple tried to no avail to drive the car out. After a while, they were on the verge of giving up when they saw a young farmer approaching them along with some oxen.
On sighting the couple in their misery, the farmer offered to help them out of the mess for $50, and they took the offer. The young man worked tirelessly for some minutes before successfully pulling the vehicle out of the mud. As he received his compensation from the husband, the farmer said:
“You know, you’re the tenth car I’ve helped out of the mud today.”
Impressed by the man’s efforts, the husband took in the large expanse of cultivated land surrounding them and asked:
“When do you have time to plow your land? At night?”
“No.” The young man replied with a stern look. “Night is when I put the water in the hole.”